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Chris Martin

Jazz Pianist from Chicago, IL Will travel up to 50 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 88 Reviews
  • 162 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2008
  • 8 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $75 per hour

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Chris Martin was the house pianist at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Chicago from 1989 to 2007. He played the tea at the Four Seasons Chicago from 2004 thru 2008. At these venues he has performed for, amongst others, President H. W. Bush, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, and Cardinal George. The list is as wide and varied as are the eminent guests who stay at these establishments. In addition to his hotel playing he has played corporate functions in every major venue in the city. He was voted best ambient music in Chicago Magazine's 2002 Best Of Chicago issue. Chris has covered the gamut musically in his career. Classically trained at the American Conservatory of Music, he has been a keyboard player in top forty bands, a pianist in jazz ensembles, and piano player and singing solo artist for the last twenty years. His repertoire is vast, and his playing styles range from blues to Bach with a consummate knowledge of the American Songbook.

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Review by Laurel H.

WeddingReviewed on October 7, 2017From Chicago, IL

Chris was great. He was easy to communicate with during the planning process to go over details of our wedding. He also played two pieces for us during the ceremony that were not on his repertoire list. His ambient music during our cocktail hour was great. I highly recommend him!

Review by Erica G.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 25, 2011From Chicago, IL

We hired Mr. Martin for our wedding ceremony and reception and he was delightful! We requested a special song that he learned last minute and was able to play and sing beautifully. He's an incredibly talented musician, very accommodating and very professional. He made several announcements for us, brought his own equipment, and just made my day that much easier. We heard so many great comments from our guests and are so happy with out choice to go with Mr. Martin. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone considering entertainment for an event and will certainly keep him in mind for our future events!

Review by Christopher P.

Community EventReviewed on September 30, 2017From Roselle, IL

Chris was very easy to work with and quick to respond to emails. He brought so much to our community event. His talent was exceptional and he added that perfect touch to the dinner portion of our event. Would highly recommend Chris to anyone!

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Song List

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  • Chicago Piano Player Chris Martin performs Whiter Shade of Pale | Procul Harem
  • Terms of Endearment | Movie Theme
  • Linus and Lucy Theme | Vince Geraldi
  • Unforgettable | Nat King Cole
  • Gymnopedie | Erik Satie
  • Lady in Red | Chris Deburgh
  • Beatles Medley | The Beatles
  • Phantom of Opera Medley | A. Loyd Webber
  • Your Song | Elton John
  • A Whole New World | Disney
  • Greenhouse Shuffle | Chris Martin
  • You Lift Me Up | Josh Groban
  • Blue Rhondo\Take Five | Dave Brubeck
  • Nearness of You | Hoagy Carmichael
  • Moonlight Serenade | Glen Miller
  • Rhapsody In Blue | Gershwin
  • What is This Thing Called Love | Cole Porter
  • Sophisticated Lady | Duke Ellington
  • Begin the Beguine | Cole Porter
  • Our love is Here To Stay | Gershwin
  • So In Love | Cole Porter
  • Dindi | Carlos Jobim
  • Secret Love | Doris Day
  • Blue Monk | Thelonius Monk
  • Bluesette | Toots Thielman
  • Sunrise Sunset/If I were a Rich Man | Fiddler On The Roof
  • Morning Has Broken | Cat Stevens
  • Always A Woman to Me | Billy Joel
  • Piano Man | Billy Joel
  • She's Got a Way About Her | Billy Joel
  • New York State of Mind | Billy Joel
  • Up On The Roof | Drifters
  • Deep Purple\Smoke Gets in Your eyes | Platters
  • Breezin | George Benson
  • Twin Peaks | Movie Theme A. Baldimante
  • Sailing | Chris Cross
  • Time After Time | Cyndi Lauper
  • Love Walked In\But Not For Me | George Gershwin
  • Here Comes The Sun | Beatles
  • Black Bird | Beatles
  • Somewhere In Time | Movie Theme
  • Prelude in C | Bach
  • Joy Of Man's Desiring | Bach
  • Someone To Watch Over Me | Gershwin
  • Crazy\I'm So Lonesome | Willie Nelson
  • Last Date | Floyd Kramer
  • Will You Still Love Me Tommorow | Carole King
  • The Little Mermaid | Disney
  • On The Street Where You Live | My Fair Lady
  • Lullaby of Birdland | George Shearing
  • It had to Be You | Theme from Sleepless in Seattle
  • What's New | Linda Ronstadt
  • Canadian Sunset | Eddie Heywood
  • A Man And A Woman | Movie theme
  • Strangers in the NIght | Sinatra
  • All the Way | Sinatra
  • It Was a Very Good Year | Sinatra
  • Softly as I Leave You | Sinatra
  • The Summer Wind | Sinatra
  • Night and Day | Sinatra
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Sinatra
  • I've Got the World On a String | Sinatra
  • Paper Moon | Sinatra
  • One For My Baby | Sinatra
  • Witchcraft | Sinatra
  • Learning the Blues | Sinatra
  • You Make Me Feel So Young | Sinatra
  • Young at Heart | Sinatra
  • My Way | Sinatra
  • New York New York | Sinatra
  • Let's Get Away From It All | Sinatra
  • Body and Soul | Sinatra
  • Fools Rush In | Jazz Standard
  • Lady Is a Tramp | Sinatra
  • What is This Thing Called Love | Jazz Standard
  • Where Or When | Jazz Standard
  • Stella By Starlight | Jazz Standard
  • Nightingale Sang in Barclay Square | Jazz Standard
  • How High the Moon | Jazz Standard
  • Fly me to the Moon | Jazz Standard
  • Makin Whoopee | Jazz Standard
  • Stormy Weather | Jazz Standard
  • Let's Face the Music and Dance | Jazz Standard
  • These Foolish Things | Jazz Standard
  • East of the Sun | Jazz Standard
  • Canon in D | Pachabel
  • Variation on a Theme from Paganini | Rachmaninoff
  • Reverie | Debussy
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring | Bach
  • Love and Marriage | Sinatra

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Upcoming Events

November 20, 2021 • Wedding
Sat6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mount Prospect, IL

Past Events

June 19, 2021 • Wedding
Sat3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Chicago, IL
June 6, 2021 • Baby Shower
Sun11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Crystal Lake, IL
December 26, 2020 • Anniversary Party
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saint Charles, IL
January 11, 2020 • Wedding Cocktail Hour
Sat5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Chicago, IL
August 31, 2019 • Wedding
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago, IL
March 2, 2019 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chicago, IL
December 8, 2018 • Christmas Party
Sat1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Chicago, IL
September 30, 2018 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Oak Park, IL
August 19, 2018 • Private Party
Sun4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chicago, IL
August 11, 2018 • Wedding
Sat5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Chicago, IL
July 7, 2018 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chicago, IL
December 14, 2017 • Christmas Party
Thu6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Chicago, IL

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